Sitka is the location of the transfer ceremony that took place in 1867, when Russia sold Alaska to the United states for 7.2 million. Besides the natural beauty that surrounds Sitka Sound, the city boasts a fascinating fishing history, a unique totem park and a pretty harbour.
Some of Sitka's 9000 residents are descendants of the Tlingits and Russians who originally settled the area.
In terms of land mass, Sitka in the largest city in North America. It's 4,710 square miles include water, ice fields and islands.
Sitka is renowned for its sportfishing--the largest salmon in the world are cautght here.
Annual rainfall in Sitka is 94 inches.
Average summer temp: 48-61 degrees F.
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This small town was our favorite port of call. The totem park and the surrounding scenery were beautiful.